Image:MadisonBuildingLOC.JPG|thumb|right|200px|The James Madison Memorial Building, which houses the office
The '''United States Copyright Office''', a part of the Library of Congress
, is the official U.S. government body that maintains records of copyright registration
in the United States
, including a Copyright Catalog
. It is used by copyright title searchers who are attempting to clear a chain of title
for copyrighted works.
The head of the Copyright Office is called the Register of Copyrights
. The current Register is Maria Pallante
, who has held the office since 2011.
The Copyright Office is housed on the fourth floor of the James Madison Memorial Building
of the Library of Congress, at 101 Independence Avenue, SE, in Washington, DC.
["[http://copyright.gov/help/ Contact Information]." United States Copyright Office. Retrieved on October 20, 2012. "James Madison Memorial Building. The U.S. Copyright... ]